Chuck Norris / CEO
Since 1998, Chuck has owned and operated Norris Construction, specializing in residential building and development, as well as insurance reconstruction. Prior to construction, Norris owned and operated several retail stores.
Chuck lives in Charlotte with his wife, Lanai and their three children, Chucky, Lilly, and Khloe.
Jeff Longo / President
After beginning his career as a Public Relations intern for the New York Rangers (NHL), the native of Hazlet, New Jersey spent six seasons with the San Diego Gulls (WCHL) – the last three as team President. While there, the team led the league in attendance all six seasons and won the league championship three times.
In 2003, Longo took a position as the President of the Charlotte Checkers (ECHL) and helped orchestrate the team’s move into a new facility in uptown Charlotte (the NBA Charlotte Bobcats’ Time Warner Cable Arena). Team attendance and revenue increased for six straight seasons from 2003-2008.
Longo then served as the Vice President of Marketing and Community Initiatives for the New Jersey Devils (NHL), His marketing team helped frame moments like Martin Brodeur’s record for most wins all-time and most shutouts for a goaltender and Patrick Elias’ franchise record for points.
Longo returned to Charlotte in 2010 and served as a consultant to senior management for the Charlotte Checkers (AHL), assisting with corporate marketing initiatives, staffing and negotiations of the team’s lease(s) with the arena.
Longo is currently an associate professor and program director for the Sports, Events and Entertainment department at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte. He is pursuing his doctorate at the United States Sports Academy. Jeff and his wife Alisa reside in Charlotte with their two daughters- Riley and Emmery.
Lanai Norris / Controller & Director of Finance
Lanai lives in Charlotte with Chuck and their three kids, Chucky, Lilly, and Khloe.
Nathan Driscoll / Assistant GM & Director of Ticket Sales
Nathan and his wife, Melissa, live in Fayetteville with their five daughters-Ariah, Adison, Cloe, Mercedes, and Delaney.
Patrick Stack / Vice President & Director of Corporate Partnerships
Patrick brings 10+ years of business development expertise experience to the Fayetteville Marksmen. He began his career working in professional hockey with the Charlotte Checkers where he was responsible for the sale and activation of corporate partnerships. During his time there, Patrick was a part of a very successful transformation as the team ascended to the American Hockey League (AHL) as part of a new affiliate relationship with the Carolina Hurricanes that still exists today.
Ben Garrod / Communications and Social Media Manager
The Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI) graduate earned his degree in Professional and Technical Communications in 2015.
Ben and his wife, Whitney, have two sons- Ryan and Brendan.